Friday, June 14, 2024

responses to toluene free cements

Doug Jack

Thanks for everyone’s response.

I use Renia Ortec as well. It holds better than some other toluene free glues. Completely aqueous glues are also a choice. Get in touch with Renia and discuss their aqueous adhesives and options. I have had good results from the advice given by Dr. Buchholz and his father Dr. Buchholz at Renia.

If you do what they say, it just works!

Other companies that make aqueous based adhesives are Helmitin and some that are available in Mexico like Resistol.

Try E6000. I am so pleased with it that I ordered six tubes. May not work for your application (?) but glues urethane gel liners together and rubbers. I use it as sealant for valves. 5 minutes done.

Renia is the safest out there. There is a smell, but with adhesives there will always be a small smell.
If you want to use something very safe, like a water-based adhesive- they make something called Aquilim. In a spray version- I like this adhesive, but it works differently then the regular ortec or colle de cologne.

Happy as can be with Renia OrTec

This has been forwarded to us, I hope you do not mind that I answer directly:

All Renia cements are free of Toluene, every single one. They have been for years now. And yes, they work just as well as before, when they still had Toluene, which was quite some time ago.

So Toluene is not something you have to worry about when using any(!) Renia cement, no matter which one. We also do not use MEK (which is just as dangerous).

I hope this answers your question. Please feel free to forward this answer to the mailing list, I don’t think I can access it directly.

With best regards,

Rainer Buchholz

Dr. Rainer M. Buchholz
6180 Atlantic Blvd, Suite N
Norcross, GA 30071

E-Mail: [email protected]
President: Dr. Rainer M. Buchholz

Renia products do not contain toluene, but they do have other solvents. For solvent-less glues, Renia makes a water based Aquilim 315 that is pretty great. Lisa Sorrell at Sorrell Notions ( sells it in the US, and she has instructions on how to use it for leather on her You Tube channel. For orthotic materials, it holds pretty good. I think following her instructions makes sense–two coats, left to dry overnight. It does take longer to dry than CDC or other cements, which may be a factor in your use of it.

Renia Ortec cement has none of that toluene.

I switched to Renia Ortec. Excellent hold and Toluene free.

Doug Jack, CPO
Northern Care, Inc.
Prosthetics & Orthotics
[email protected]
210 Windward Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-755-6322 phone
406-755-6324 fax

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